Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I've been a long time completing these, although they don't actually take too long to make. It's just that I've been working on a couple of other more full size pictures which will appear on my regular blog, Flamblog.blogspot.com
This first card needs a word of explanation. David Hockney has produced a book of paintings called "Hand, Eye , Heart' . They are his impressions of the Wolds and East Yorkshire; his point being I think, that the light in that area of Britain is quite unique. Since I come from East Yorkshire originally, I am fascinated by these paintings. Since I am not what I would call a 'real'
artist, almost all of my full size paintings are copied from original paintings or photographs. To do this helps me learn how to produce certain effects.
In this one (below) I liked Hockney's bare trees, so I took a small part of one of his paintings and copied it, but not exactly, as the background fields are not the same as in his painting. I don't know if this would be called plagiarism, if so I apologize and will remove it. On the other hand, I believe that plagiarism is copying someone else's work and claiming it to be your own. I did this one because I really like the familiar scene. The book, unfortunately, I think is no longer in print. But if you like Hockney's work, try getting it from the library.
A Bit of Hockney
Harmony in Red
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
These are the results. (My Titles)
A French Pastoral Scene
View of the Mediterranean
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I have been wanting to do a painting (fairly large) of a donkey and fishermen from my village. I have pretty much given up painting with water colors, because I like to do very detailed work and my hand is not steady enough when using a brush any more. So I decided to do an ATC of a donkey's head with Prisma Colors and it came out quite well. But to do a painting , say 8x10, seemed a large space to fill with colored pencils. Then I had the brainwave of combining the two media. Now I am about two thirds of the way through and when I have finished it, which may take a week, I will publish it on my Flamblog,
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Puffins can be seen at Flamborough Head when they
are nesting, then they go out to sea for the rest of the
summer. We did manage to see a couple when we
were there in June, even though the weather was so
bad and we were lucky to see any at all. But they are such
cute and comical birds.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Drops of Gold
Friday, May 4, 2007
The next two I posted on Flamblog by mistake,
so now they are in both places.
Wild English Primrose. My favorite wild flower,
along with the snowdrop, but don't think I can
Harebells. They are on such fragile stems that
they really do bend over like this, especially in